The long standing history is that architects, engineers and other design professionals are not liable to the owners of the property. This holding has been premised on two long standing cases, Bily v. Arthur Young & Co. 3 Cal. 4th 370 (1992) (Bily), and Weseloh Family Ltd. Partnership v. K.L Wesel Construction Co. Inc. 2004 (Weseloh).

Bily involved a lawsuit brought by investors in a computer company against an accounting firm that the company had hired to conduct an audit and issue audit reports and financial statements. The plaintiff claim the account firm had committed negligence in conducting the audit.  —  Read More